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The Bee and The Ladybug

A honey bee and a lady beetle, aka lady bug, thrust deep inside a mustard blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A little drama in the mustard patch... A honey bee is foraging head-first in the mustard. She's collecting nectar and pollen. She does not see the...

A honey bee and a lady beetle, aka lady bug, thrust deep inside a mustard blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee and a lady beetle, aka lady bug, thrust deep inside a mustard blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee and a lady beetle, aka lady bug, thrust deep inside a mustard blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"Okay, ladybug, get ready, here I come. We'll share, okay? Pollen and nectar for me. Aphids for you." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Okay, ladybug, get ready, here I come. We'll share, okay? Pollen and nectar for me. Aphids for you." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"Okay, ladybug, I'm coming closer." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Okay, ladybug, I'm coming closer." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"Okay, ladybug, I'm leaving. Enjoy the aphids." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Okay, ladybug, I'm leaving. Enjoy the aphids." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Tags: honey bee (197), lady beetle (18), ladybug (20), mustard (13)

What's That Bug?

A striped ladybug, Paranaemia vittigera, on a poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The California poppy draws lots of visitors: honey bees, bumble bees and assorted other insects. But a particular visitor we spotted March 15 on a...

A striped ladybug, Paranaemia vittigera, on a poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A striped ladybug, Paranaemia vittigera, on a poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A striped ladybug, Paranaemia vittigera, on a poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 10:25 PM
Tags: ladybug (20), Paranaemia vittigera (1), poppy (1)

Meet Our Garden Heroes at Bohart Museum Open House on March 2

A ladybug grabbing an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If there's anything better than a ladybug eating an aphid, it's a ladybug devouring dozens of aphids. Get 'em! Ladybugs--actually, they're "lady...

A ladybug grabbing an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A ladybug grabbing an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A ladybug grabbing an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ladybug prowling for aphids on brittlebush, Encelia californica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ladybug prowling for aphids on brittlebush, Encelia californica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ladybug prowling for aphids on brittlebush, Encelia californica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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Ladybug "walking the line." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ladybug "walking the line." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 10:03 PM

What's for Lunch?

Lady beetle, aka ladybug, devouring an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's for lunch? If you're a lady beetle (aka ladybug), a good bet is you'll have one of those yummy, plant-sucking aphids. In fact, you'll eat...

Lady beetle, aka ladybug, devouring an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lady beetle, aka ladybug, devouring an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lady beetle, aka ladybug, devouring an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Predator and the prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Predator and the prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Predator and the prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey

Saturated. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Saturated. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Saturated. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 9:17 PM
Tags: aphids (41), brittlebush (2), Encelia farinosa (2), lady beetle (18), ladybirds (1), ladybug (20)

Poor ol' Ladybug

Cellar spider traps and wraps a ladybug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The lady beetle, aka ladybug, was at the wrong place at the wrong time. We don't know how she managed to get tangled in the cellar spider's web or...

Cellar spider traps and wraps a ladybug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Cellar spider traps and wraps a ladybug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cellar spider traps and wraps a ladybug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cellar spider proceeds to eat the ladybug, an insect that scientists agree is
Cellar spider proceeds to eat the ladybug, an insect that scientists agree is "foul-tasting" to predators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cellar spider proceeds to eat the ladybug, an insect that scientists agree is "foul-tasting" to predators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 9:36 PM
Tags: cellar spider (2), ladybeetle (1), ladybug (20), predator (15), prey (22)

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